At the “Advancing AI” event, AMD showcased its commitment to pushing the boundaries of AI innovation, presenting a lineup of cutting-edge products and strategic collaborations with industry leaders. The event brought together key players, including Microsoft, Meta, Oracle, Dell Technologies, HPE, Lenovo, Supermicro, Arista, Broadcom, and Cisco, to highlight their collaborative efforts with AMD in delivering advanced AI solutions across cloud, enterprise, and PC environments.
AMD’s CEO, Dr. Lisa Su, emphasized the pivotal role of AI in computing’s future, stating, “AI is the future of computing, and AMD is uniquely positioned to power the end-to-end infrastructure that will define this AI era.” She highlighted the surging demand for AMD’s new Instinct MI300 GPUs, the world’s highest-performance accelerators for generative AI.
Data Center AI Advancements:
- Microsoft: Discussed the deployment of AMD Instinct MI300X accelerators in the new Azure ND MI300x v5 Virtual Machine series, optimized for AI workloads.
- Meta: Shared plans to incorporate AMD Instinct MI300X accelerators in its data centers, leveraging ROCm 6 for AI inferencing workloads.
- Oracle: Unveiled intentions to offer OCI bare metal compute solutions featuring AMD Instinct MI300X accelerators and plans to include them in their upcoming generative AI service.
- Infrastructure Providers: Dell, HPE, Lenovo, and Supermicro announced plans to integrate AMD Instinct MI300 accelerators across their product portfolios.
- Specialized AI Cloud Providers: Aligned, Arkon Energy, Cirrascale, Crusoe, Denvr Dataworks, and Tensorwaves plan to expand access to AMD Instinct MI300X GPUs for developers and AI startups.
AI Software Ecosystem Expansion:
- AMD introduced ROCm 6, the latest version of its open-source software stack for Instinct GPUs, optimized for generative AI and large language models.
- Startups Databricks, Essential AI, and Lamini joined AMD to discuss leveraging Instinct MI300X accelerators and ROCm 6 for differentiated AI solutions.
- OpenAI announced support for AMD Instinct accelerators in Triton 3.0, offering out-of-the-box support for AMD accelerators.
Advancements in AI PCs:
- AMD unveiled the Ryzen 8040 Series processors, showcasing robust AI compute capability.
- Introduced Ryzen AI 1.0 Software, enabling developers to deploy apps with pretrained models for AI capabilities in Windows applications.
- Teased upcoming “Strix Point” CPUs in 2024, featuring the AMD XDNA™ 2 architecture for a more than 3x increase in AI compute performance.
Microsoft also discussed collaboration with AMD on future AI experiences for Windows PCs.
With this extensive showcase, AMD solidifies its position at the forefront of AI innovation, delivering solutions that span from data centers to personal computing, shaping the trajectory of AI across diverse industries.